What a busy yet blessed weekend! It started out a bit rough, and I was so worried about how everything would turn out. How silly for me to worry so, for the Lord always works all things for our good; it's so easy to worry and not fully trust Him yet He NEVER fails.
Early Friday morning (about 2 am) Eliseo began throwing up. Around 4 am Abigail came in after she got sick needing a shower and change of sheets and pjs. Daniel woke the boys up at 7:30 am and soon found that Timothy and Elijah weren't feeling too good either. When Nehemiah wouldn't get out of bed, Daniel said, well, that makes 5 down. Daniel had to leave to pick up Brother Juan and his family and would be gone for the day. He was planning on taking most of the children with him, but now some couldn't travel and we weren't sure how many others may get sick on the way. It was finally decided that the 3 youngest well ones would go along for the ride. The five sickies would have to stay home and the 3 oldest well ones would help.
Oh, there was so much to do...laundry, getting the house clean, and fixing supper for everyone when they returned. But I promised Daniel I would stay in bed per doctor's/hubby's orders and assign jobs.
The Lord was gracious and Timothy and Elijah began to feel much better by the afternoon. The house got cleaned, about half the laundry done, and Rebekah made spaghetti, bread, and a salad for supper.
Brother Juan and his wife are just so humble and sweet and we've sooo enjoyed their fellowship. Saturday we had a bbq at our house for our church workers and we invited our 14 year old neighbor girl to stay too. She had come over that afternoon to visit me. Her family moved in about 3 months ago. Our Abigail gave her a Spanish John/Romans and a tract and we have shared the gospel with her many times. Daniel asked Brother Juan's wife, Martha, if she would talk to Andreina (the girl) too, and last night, she accepted the Lord Jesus as her Saviour!
While I missed helping with the cooking, clean up, and playing the games, Daniel brought a chair outside for a bit so I could visit with everyone which was so much fun.
The family has been gone most of today as we always are with the bus routes, morning and evening services ect... And right now, our church is just beginning their fellowship meal with Brother Juan's family. They are giving him a love offering tonight and a couple of weeks ago, they voted to take some of their regular offerings to make them a gift basket and buy their 3 year old daughter a toy. I wish I could be there to see them present everything to them.
Now getting around to the title of this post.... :) After all the hussle and bussle of the weekend and mommy being down until further notice, the place looked like a tornado went through. Even Martha, when she came over for lunch after morning service, said that she would clean up next time she was over. :)
The family left for church tonight and Daniel left Eliseo, Susannah and Noah here with me and it was big boy Benjamin's turn to stay to be the helper. The little ones were still napping and I was feeling pretty tired, so I asked Benjamin if he would please wash the lunch dishes while Mommy took a nap.
Next thing I know, it was about an hour later. I woke up as Benjamin walked in the room and said, "I cleaned up the whole house for you Mommy. Do you want to come see?" I walked down the hall and was soooo surprised! He really had cleaned EVERTHING! And really, really well! He even had mopped the floors and had gotten Noah and Susannah up and given them a snack outside. I was so very proud of him.
Tomorrow morning we go back to the doctor. Pray that the placenta tear is healing or better yet, has healed. We'll update after the appointment and let you all know.
Abigail and our new sister in Christ, Andreina
Little sick Eliseo...I'm so glad they are all feeling better!
Susannah got hit in the head with a stick (unintentionally) by a sibling, so she was icing it with a bag of frozen berries. :)